States visited: 49!

visited 49 states (98%)
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Miles driven so far -
LOOP 1 (Aug 2009 - Aug 2010): 29,000
LOOP 2 (May - August 2012): 10,800

Highest altitude with camper: 11,158ft (I-70, CO)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Wednesday August 12th: Acadia National Park

We had hoped to go out on the Lobster boat today, alas they had no openings for the times we were looking for so we postponed that idea until the end of the week. Instead, we opted for a drive into the Park to complete one of the Junior Ranger requirements by attending a ranger program entitled: French Connection. The majority of National Parks offer a Junior Ranger program for the children. This is a great, educational booklet they must complete, usually requiring them to also attend a couple of ranger-led programs during their visit to the Park. They have already completed two others: one at Valley Forge and the other at Assateague. As we go, I am sewing their patches onto blankets, we’re hoping they’ll be quite full by the end of the year.

Before leaving the Park, we took a tour around the loop road to get a better feel for Acadia. It truly is beautiful. I can honestly say that by the end of the week, we felt as though we’d barely touched the surface of the many things to do here and opportunities to explore, hike and bike. We finished our loop by driving to the top of Cadillac Mountain and walking the small trail at the top. Most days in the year, this is the first place you can see the sun come up on the Eastern side of the US – not something we experienced during our stay you’ll be surprised to hear!

Dinner at the Log Cabin meant Dave and Jake got their seafood fix of lobster, shrimp and mussels.

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